Fisher, Donald Jay, BMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1968-1969, BM-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)/LCU-1500
Service Years
1944 - 1969
BM-Boatswain's Mate
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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore, MD
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mountain View Memorial Park - Lakewood, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31W 079 / West Lawn

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
While operating near Cua-Viet, Vietnam 28 February 1968, LCU 1500 took a direct hit on the port side of the conn, killing the radioman instantly and injuring eight others. Almost one year later to the day tragedy struck again. While loading ammunition at Bridge Ramp, Da Nang, Vietnam , 27 February 1969, an enemy rocket hit the nearly loaded craft and killed thirteen ACU-1 sailors. Seven sailors on the barge YFU-78 and three sailors working on the ramp also died in the attack for a total of 23 sailors killed in action. The craft was severely damaged and had to be stricken from the Navy list. 


After the tragedy, ACU-1 held a memorial on 14 March 1969, for the sailors who lost their lives. Every year since 1969, Assault Craft Unit one has held a memorial service to honor and remember the 14 LCU 1500 sailors killed in action. Former shipmates, friends and relatives have attended each year in tribute.

CREW of LCU-1500 KILLED IN ACTION in VIETNAM

28 February 1968
RMSN K. L. Cook

27 February 1969
BMC Donald J. Fisher 
EN1 Bert E. Burton
EM1 Cecil F. Bush 
CS2 Marvin D. Avery
RM2 David W. Hawryshko
QM3 Earnest J. Buckelew
GMG3 Ronald J. Gebbie
BM3 Donald M. Horton 
BM3 Ronald P. Yuhas 
FN Joseph F. Burinda
SN Bruno W. Demata
SN Craig E. Swagler
FN Charles A. Tavares
   
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 Duty Stations
Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
  1968-1969, BM-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)/LCU-1500
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1966-1969 Operation Game Warden
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Vietnam Tour Dates
  Mar 29, 1969, Obituary
  Jul 25, 2014, General Photos2
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